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Grzegorz Majewski
Poland
Katowice
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10
Jun 2011
Great expansion to the best game ever !
2011-06-27
Stephan Vornbaeumen
Germany
Osnabrück
Niedersachsen
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9.2
Apr 2013
My Expansion Ranking
Rank 9
2014-12-28
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United States
Las Vegas
Nevada
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One of the Original Twelve
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9
Mar 2015
This adds more to a game that doesn't need it. BUT... it does mitigate the unfairness of the initial tower load.
2015-03-10
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Adrian Montoya
United States
Austin
Texas
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"LET'S PLAY BOARDGAMES!"
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The pen is mightier than the sword, and considerably easier to write with.
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9
Feb 2015
Tenno's Court is really neat, gives another option for cube use... Samurai expansion just makes the game a bit more forgiving for everyone...
2015-05-30
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J. Drake
United States
Plano
Texas
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9
May 2015
Only con is its price
2015-05-01
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Tomasz Siudziński
Poland
Wrocław
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8.9
Mar 2012
Once i have it I do not play Shogun without it!
2012-05-04
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Jeremie Chouinard-Leclaire
Canada
Mercier
Quebec
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8.4
Apr 2014
achat neuf
2012-12-01
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Callan Bond
Canada
Edmonton
Alberta
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8
Jan 2013
Great expansion which improves on the original mechanic by introducing a driver not to 'turtle' (technically the Samurai expansion included with this one). I've only played with this expansion but by the second play you can clearly see how different the game would be without using this. The Samurai expansion I believe truly elevates the base game, and doesn't simply add 'more of the same'.

On the other hand, the Tenno's Court piece of the expansion, adding in the envoys to get favors, doesn't have as much of an impact. The one piece of this expansion I really do like is it balances out having armies fall through the cube-tower on the initial load. Now, the ones that fall through turn into envoys in the court, negating the strict luck-mechanism of loading the tower. Another bonus.
2013-01-27
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Nic
Germany
Bonn
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8
Jan 2015
Hab ich das wirklich??
2015-05-02
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Sergio F
Spain
Badajoz
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8
Sep 2013
Mete una vuelta de tuerca más a la estrategia.Permite retirar ejercitos del mapa o de la bandeja de la torre para transformarlos en miembros de la corte y poder conseguir mejoras adicionales (dinero, arroz, puntos de victoria, anular cartas, impedir ser atacado en fase A y/o B, etc).
2013-09-30
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Bryan Munson
United States
Roanoke
Virginia
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7.8
Apr 2012
Adds a little bit more to the game, but it certainly isn't worth the price it is going for; it isn't THAT amazing!
2012-07-13
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Sander Kammeraat
Netherlands
Nijmegen
Gelderland
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7.5
Dec 2013
Yes, over-priced, but hey, I love the game. If this makes it better, then I'm glad to pay it to support the game designer.
2011-06-12
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Chrystian Chanse
United States
Citrus Heights
California
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7.5
Apr 2012
It's obviously a "band-aid" solution, but it does it reasonably well.
Sending courtiers to petition for bonuses can either be absurdly powerful, or extremely underwhelming. And, of course, this only adds further to the downtime during order selection.

I appreciate the balance they are trying to strike by countering the "loaded tower" mechanic at the beginning by subbing out non-trapped-tower units into petitioners, but overall, it's .... ok

Extremely relevant is the price-- the only reason I was able to pick this up is because I work at a games store. Otherwise, it's outrageously overpriced for what you get. Shame on Queen games.
2012-04-09
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Matti Luostarinen
Finland
Helsinki
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7
Dec 2012
Ok, but totally unnecessary. Shogun is perfect game without this expansion....
2012-12-07
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Michel Bédard
Canada
Québec
Québec
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7
Apr 2011
Played once
2011-04-13
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Mike Jones
United States
Gainesville
Florida
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7
May 2011
Not sure if this will go down with repeated play I enjoyed that the court provided a more reasons to try and decide turn order. The special actions were good, but a couple seemed a bit powerful. I wouldn't say unbalancing though. I played it with three new players and they understood it well. It's also interesting that it makes you make choices on taking cubes out of the game. But it didn't seem like anyone had trouble with people in the court.

I think the problem though comes withthe samuri part. It seems that it then makes it too easy to bring cubes into the game OR gold. It may be a choice in design to help, but I think it mightgo too far.

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2011-04-10
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Ubergeek
United States
Camas
Washington
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Be Happy in your Game!
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I spent 100 Geek Gold and all I got was this lousy overtext message!
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7
Mar 2011
For the Shogun who must have everything. Do you really need this? No. It's a good enough game with no issues just the way it is. Is it a nice variant? Yes. It adds a few interesting things to do with some of your hopeless meeples.
2011-03-19
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Keith Sagers
United States
Gainsville
Florida
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7
Aug 2012
Adds a lot more decisions to the game. This is a really good expansion.
2011-04-09
Wally Jones
United States
Windermere
Florida
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7
Apr 2011
Adds a few more options to the game without changing game play at all.

2011 Plays = 1
2011-04-12
Juha Kettunen
Finland
Joensuu
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Join, Or Die
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7
Apr 2012
Slightly pointless and too expensive. Somewhat distracting and counterintuitive mechanics. Still, fits in thematically.
2012-04-19
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Rody Sansei
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7
Jan 2014
Une extension qui appaorte un peu plus de richesse au jeu, tout en rallongeant (un peu trop) les parties. C'est pas mal du tout, mais ça rend le tout un peu compliqué quand même.
2014-01-05
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nuno borges
Canada
Uxbridge
Ontario
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Vescere Bracis Meis
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6.5
Apr 2011
This is pure expansion bullshit. Gimmicky nonsense that takes away from what already is a sublimely perfect game.
2011-04-03
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David Hailey
United States
Georgetown
Texas
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6
Jul 2011
Over-packaged and over-priced -- I did think the expansion made an interesting effort to provide a balancing effect.
2011-07-04
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Evan Dunn
United States
Brooklyn
New York
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Let's just play everything always.
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6
Nov 2012
What I like: Adds a little side game with extra powers and worker pawns
What I dislike: I'm not sure this improves the game substantially. It feels a little tacked on.
2013-10-04
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Abram
United States
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6
Jan 2014
3-5 Player Game with 2 Player Variant. Doesn't add much to the original, thus does not justify the over $ 30 price. Should've been in the $ 15 - $ 25 price range.
2014-01-30
Robert Carroll
United States
Lawrence
Kansas
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6
Nov 2014
Not necessary . . .
2014-11-25
Marcin Mościcki
Poland
Warszawa
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5.5
Mar 2013
Even setting aside the matter of being horribly overpriced, there's not really not much here:
1. Replacements for all province cards - either to artificially add value, or because each player gets a new card with the same back for the "Tenno's Court" mini expansion. Paradoxically the actual reason why I got it, as I lost a couple of cards.

2. "Samurai" mini expansion, consisting of four cards per player. Each card shows additional bonuses the player will get at the beginning of the round, which starts at none and ends with either 6 gold/2 rice/3 new armies on the tray/1vp. The trick is that at the beginning of every round when you control provinces in 4 regions, you reveal the next card, with greater bonuses. I don't like this expansion very much, because it goes overboard - it's much more than a compensation for bad position on the board at the beginning of the game, it's a goal you try to attain at almost all cost, because the bonuses are so good - it's even possible to stop collecting gold and much easier to collect required rice. I feel it considerable reduces the tension of the game and forces you into less strategic, more difficult to defend positions. It will make for a more dynamic, less predictable game - you may prefer it or not.

3. "Tenno's Court" expansion introduces a court in which the you can buy favors (essentially free actions, ranging from some gold, through "I can't be attacked with Move A", to a free castle somewhere or a couple of victory points. The favors are bought using courtiers, and courtiers can be bought by issuing a new type of order 'turn X armies into courtiers' (X=1..3), which can come from either a province or the tray. What's more important, after the seeding of the tower, the cubes which fall out become courtiers, eliminating unjust initial advantage present in the base game. I don't use this option that much after spending those initial courtiers, because I rarely have a province with too many armies, and one in which I don't want to issue another order to boot. Still, it's a nice option to have, especially if you use it to buy points or erect a building changing the majority in the region.

Overall, it's not a must-have expansion, to say the least and I bought it solely for the replacement province cards, as I mentioned earlier. It is perhaps a testament to how good Shogun is, that little can be done to improve it.

My review: http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/949482/a-look-at-tennos-cour...
2013-10-04
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Tiago Nunes
Portugal
Odivelas
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5
Jun 2013
Doesn't add anything significant to the base game.
2013-06-01
Geo
Greece
Athens
Marousi
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4
Apr 2011
Not worth the asking price! You can do without it or wait a year and get it at a bargain price.

Got it for 19€...
2012-01-20
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ROMON Paul
France
BOOS
Normandie
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4
Jul 2012
Boîte plastifiée.
2013-08-10
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Ben Stephenson
United States
Seattle
Washington
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3
Nov 2012
Puts too much money in the economy which makes makes cheering for a favorable outcome on the cube tower the only thing that matters. It also adds an extra BS time intensive processing step to check for court dealings, which seems like it was only done to offset the potential penalty a player might experience with a poor initial tower seeding.
2012-11-22
David Knepper
United States
Huntsville
Alabama
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06/2011
2011-06-25
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Frank Eisenhauer
United States
Atlanta
Georgia
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Signed Copy
2012-08-14
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Michael Baxter
United States
Bourbon
Indiana
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gift 4/8/11
2011-04-08
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Chris Holm
United States
Rio Rancho
New Mexico
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expansion
2011-01-15
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Dea Draper
United States
Boise
Idaho
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expansion
2010-10-21
Ryan Hansen
United States
Eagle Mountain
Utah
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Would like to have for collection reasons, no rush
2010-10-24
Mr. Green
United States
Ft. Collins
Colorado
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When green is all there is to be, it could make you wonder why. But why wonder? I'm green, and it'll do fine: it's beautiful, and I think it's what I want to be.
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Door prize BGG.Con 2012
2013-11-05
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Karl
Austria
Salzburg
Salzburg
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Sounds like a nice addition to a great game, but come one - that price is a joke, right? This could almost be handeled out as a promo item judging by the few components in there...
2010-11-07
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Gary Averett
United States
Salt Lake City
Utah
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uh...whose turn is it?
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I spent 100gg for this?!?!
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Not really worth the price.
2013-05-03
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Troy Davis
Canada
Edmonton
Alberta
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GG: 37.95 S
2011-12-11
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Mark Foret
United States
Dearborn
Michigan
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For sale.
2014-01-04
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Sean Feery
United States
Oakley
California
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Signed by Dirk Henn.
2012-07-18
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Łukasz KRAKEN Giersz
Poland
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Czy ktoś ma może polską instrukcję do dodatku ?
2011-11-02
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Bruno Libonati Rocha
Brazil
Curitiba
Paraná
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Para estrear
2013-05-03
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James Sanheim
Canada
Coppersands
Saskatchewan
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You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of discussion. - Plato.
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Not a great expansion but not bad either. I like the expansion but don't think it is worth the relatively high price to get. Here in Canada it cost almost 75% the cost of the base game; way too much IMHO.
2011-12-23
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Frank Prisciandaro
United States
Long Island City
New York
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Would love to get this expansion, but not ready to break the bank to buy it yet, anyone interested in a trade. My Secret Santa sent me this.... Yayyyyy!!! Just got it today 12/6/2011.
2011-12-06
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United States
New York
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New In Shrink. Signed!
2013-05-14
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For Trade
Brett David Spain
United States
Lee's Summit
Missouri
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All he got was more thankless work, from a man who ain't even asked his name. Sure, I may be the one who dreamt up the Walls and the Bastion, but the Kid made 'em real, not me.
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Queen Games
2012-02-17
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Richard Rutten
Netherlands
Nijmegen
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the spunk plus the bomb plus the pump plus the torture instrument times frankie equalling the bang is an exclusive piece of ZTT exploitation
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You don't need eyes to see, you need vision. (mj)
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Not played yet
2011-06-20
Owned

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